2021 Gentle Folk Village Shiraz - Adelaide Hills
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Who doesn't love good Adelaide Hills Shiraz/Syrah? This one is a beauty! Aromas of vibrant purple fruit (framboise) backed by rich plums and spice. The palate becomes layers of red fruit intertwining with purple fruit. Its hard to pick what is what but the usual suspects are there, cherries (black and red), purple plums hints of blueberry. On a bed of firm tannins.
This is good Syrah.
"It’s funny, for me at least, though not actually funny, you just say that as a convention, but anyway, I was tasting the wine and I thought ‘geez this reminds me of Murdoch Hill shiraz’ and then lo and behold a third of the wine is from there (the other third Ngeringa, the other third something called Turnbull vineyard). It has this texture and sweet-meatiness that reminds me of that Murdoch Hill shiraz vibe. Anyways, perhaps more of interest is the rise and rise of seriousness from Gentle Folk wines – the metier is premium wine, fine wine paradigm, even through the prism of natural wine, heralding a maturity in Australia’s avant garde scene with a small collection of others. Nice.
Peppered game meat, sour cherry, slurpy texture with a fuzzy hum of sandy tannins keeping shape. Lots (and lots!) of perfume, floral, meaty, sweet berried. Delightful. Almost a floral lift in palate and perfume too. Magnificent feel with each sip, enveloping the palate, hugging the tongue, finishing soft but with a tug and fine chew of tannins. Very good."
94 Points - Mike Bennie - The Wine Front